Julie Fleeting

Julie Fleeting

(1980- )

An outstanding footballer and ambassador for women’s football in Scotland. Julie began her football career with Prestwick Girls which later became Ayr United Ladies. She was called up to the national under 16 team at the age of 14 and made her senior debut at the age of 15. By 2001 Julie was captain of the national team and her exceptional performances in the dark blue of Scotland generated wider interest.

After 9 years with Ayr United Julie moved to California in 2002 to play for San Diego Spirit. In doing so she became the first Scot to play as a full-time professional in the Women’s United Soccer Association. She briefly returned to Scotland to play for Ross County Ladies before landing another big move to Arsenal in 2004. Julie was an integral member of the all-conquering Arsenal side and appeared for the club in the inaugural FA Women’s Super League in 2011. At club level Fleeting has won the UEFA Women’s Cup, the Scottish Women’s League, the Scottish Women’s Cup, the FA Cup, and FA Premier League numerous times, winning 17 major trophies in total while at Arsenal. Short spells at Valur in Iceland, Kilwinning Ladies, Celtic Ladies, and at Glasgow City brought down the curtain on a glittering club career. At national side she captained Scotland for eight years, gaining 121 caps and remains top goal-scorer with an incredible tally of 116 goals.